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January 5, 2016
“I had no other choice; I had no other choice,” said Natasha Young, about her enlistment in the Marines at age eighteen in 1999.
Click here to read our most recent story related to Soldier On: Life After Deployment (documentary to be released in 2016), which was published in the 2016 Winter issue of Stay Thirsty Magazine.
December 10, 2015
Attended the wonderful New York Women in Film & Television Muse awards today!
The NYWIFT 2015 honorees: actors Blythe Danner (photo, left) , Gabourey Sidibe and Patricia Clarkson; Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President for Physical Production at Marvel Studios; and Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager of BBC America. The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award was presented to comedian and writer Lizz Winstead. Actress and CBS commentator Nancy Giles emceed the ceremony.
October 16, 2015
Almost 280,000 women have served in the U.S. military since Sept. 11, and they comprise a fast-growing percentage of the American veteran population. In Iraq and Afghanistan, more women have also been exposed to direct combat than in prior conflicts, even before combat roles were officially opened to them in 2013.
April 23, 2015
The Heldrich Center is proud to announce the release of a video featuring interviews with national and international scholars and experts as they offer recommendations on what should be done to address the workforce challenges facing the United States. The video features speakers who participated in the October 2014 conference, Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century, hosted by the Heldrich Center and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City.